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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
According to my Yo Tech nephew all Toyota timing...

According to my Yo Tech nephew all Toyota timing belt engines are non-interference. Timing chain engines are but not timing belt engines. The reason we ended up with our Cherokee was my wife was so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
I would. Almost all Honda engines are...

I would. Almost all Honda engines are interference. If it breaks your engine is toast. We had one break in a Civic before the change interval. It completely trashed the engine.

I just did my 99...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Grreatdog
My 525 sat for six years. My list was tires, oil...

My 525 sat for six years. My list was tires, oil and coolant change and a fresh air filter then see what stops working. So far nothing has except the function buttons on the speedo.

If it hasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Grreatdog
Who knows maybe one day I will dig my old...

Who knows maybe one day I will dig my old bumblebee turtleneck jersey from the 70's out of the closet. I am sure it still fits. :lol3

Be careful Zed. Those guys are even more humorless than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Grreatdog
Kyns, old buddy, on that we agree. Signal to...

Kyns, old buddy, on that we agree. Signal to noise ratio is more of an issue than banishing a brand simply because it is a brand.

Why not but KLR's in with Road Warriors? After all there are lots...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Grreatdog
So, to y'all, an EXC500 or 690 Enduro has more in...

So, to y'all, an EXC500 or 690 Enduro has more in common with a twin cylinder adventure bike than a single cylinder Japanese bike? :scratch

I guess that makes sense to somebody. But, to me, my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Grreatdog
The idea of a Thumpertalk segregation into brands...

The idea of a Thumpertalk segregation into brands makes me cringe. Not having that is what I like about this place. Having owned Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Yamaha plus likely to switch again sometime I...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By Grreatdog
The part about water is only true to a point....

The part about water is only true to a point. This came out of the bottom of the tank in my boat after a batch of water saturated gas phase separated. Whatever that is in the bottom of the measuring...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
You put a one inch hole right about here then...

You put a one inch hole right about here then stick the vodka bottle way down in so it doesn't overflow and can gradually..........
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By Grreatdog
My first real motorcycle was a KD175 and I was...

My first real motorcycle was a KD175 and I was 6'2" 180'ish back then. All 70's dual sports seemed small to me because they were smaller then and I wasn't after 17 or so.

Now back when I was a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
Too bad most of the country can't get a plate for...

Too bad most of the country can't get a plate for the new 250's or 450. Otherwise I might still be wearing the blue riding gear currently festering in the back of my closet along with the yellow and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
That's where I am. The 525 has a 3.5 gallon tank...

That's where I am. The 525 has a 3.5 gallon tank on the way, the seat will be Renazco and then maybe a fan kit. Frequent oil changes and valve checks aren't even on my radar because I do that stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
That's why orange bike riders keep scratching our...

That's why orange bike riders keep scratching our heads and wondering why the rest of y'all keep waiting for and bitching about Japanese companies.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Have I been banned yet for my earlier KLR crack?

Have I been banned yet for my earlier KLR crack?
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
He could lose another ten replacing that...

He could lose another ten replacing that contraption being used for what I assume is a rack with a PMB rack.

Oops, sorry, I lost my head there for minute. Those cost well over $200. I forgot we...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Only 20 pounds more than 640E weighed with the...

Only 20 pounds more than 640E weighed with the tool kit, spares, full DOT kit and three gallons of gas. Not bad - for a KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Valid points. These are things I often...

Valid points.

These are things I often ponder after this sad day way back in the annals of Grreatdog and Company booze hauling forever altered my consciousness:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
As I have said many times, nothing beats a KLR650...

As I have said many times, nothing beats a KLR650 for hauling beer. They carry a ton, no mortal rides them fast enough offroad to break anything and the riders are happy to do it because they know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By Grreatdog
I am also with at least looking at the XT250. I...

I am also with at least looking at the XT250. I know it gets little love here with the five speed and less than MX quality suspension. But the low seat height and low COG plus being a handful of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Probably. Too bad for my Tar Heels. But it makes...

Probably. Too bad for my Tar Heels. But it makes Grreatwife happy, bless her little Hawkeye heart, and if Grreatwife is happy I have a peaceable kingdom. My only dog left in this fight is to be for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Because I am still psychologically damaged from...

Because I am still psychologically damaged from selling beer in a charity concession at Caps games. The charity money was split between the DC Divas and GRREAT. I still don't know who was scarier:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Same drawer with my right side mirrors. ...

Same drawer with my right side mirrors.

Jabra should build EFI fuel pumps. I just fished my Bluetooth gizmo out of the washing machine and it still works perfectly.

Oops, back to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Y'all need to hush now. The Tar Heels are on.

Y'all need to hush now. The Tar Heels are on.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
At 55 what happens eventually doesn't matter as...

At 55 what happens eventually doesn't matter as much as it used to. :gerg :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
I realize Internet conventional wisdom says EXC's...

I realize Internet conventional wisdom says EXC's need an oil change and valve adjustment at the end of your driveway. But what maintenance item was it that scared you off? Because I know a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
I am perfectly happy with my 640E and 525, thank...

I am perfectly happy with my 640E and 525, thank you. I have a desert tank coming for the 525 and plan to buy a Renazco seat with an eye to replacing the 640. Though that will be hard for me to do. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Understandable. I once got threatened with a six...

Understandable. I once got threatened with a six point wheelie ticket in a dirt parking lot on a KE125. You can never be too careful.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
What does an FCR need besides correct jetting and...

What does an FCR need besides correct jetting and a new needle valve o-ring every decade or so?

I change my CDI oil per Navin's method more often than I screw with carbs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,874
Posted By Grreatdog
Last year the dealer I use sold out of 690's and...

Last year the dealer I use sold out of 690's and EXC500's. Three weeks ago he said his 690's are already spoken for again this year but he did have one EXC500 left in stock. He moves as many as he...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 1,253,958
Posted By Grreatdog
Mine always squeal after riding in heavy dust....

Mine always squeal after riding in heavy dust. Always. I have swapped pads in the middle of a dusty ride and in a few miles they were squealing again. A friend's SXC625 did the same thing. It is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
I go back and forth. I like that my trucks always...

I go back and forth. I like that my trucks always start and always run well. Then I try the boat where the big rusty Ford lights off on the first cylinder to hit TDC and runs perfectly. And that is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Pretty cool that Dulles and National provide big...

Pretty cool that Dulles and National provide big magnetic numbers to cover the company logo. We should probably mount the airfield ground control radio antenna for a little extra don't screw with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
I see Ajay is overseas again. Did I mention...

I see Ajay is overseas again.

Did I mention airport decals and big ass numbers on it? So official looking it hurts.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Come on, man, think outside the box. I can't...

Come on, man, think outside the box. I can't believe y'all haven't realized the covert ops potential of an unmarked white Prius with a yellow light in urban warfare against the MPD parking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Grreatdog
The 18l tank is definitely plastic. I have enough...

The 18l tank is definitely plastic. I have enough deep gouges in mine to know. But it is so gouged and scratched I don't care. It is a dirt bike after all. Plus it matches the gravel rashed muffler,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Grreatdog
If your lens is DOT and takes an H4 halogen there...

If your lens is DOT and takes an H4 halogen there are zero issues except clearance behind the bulb. The only issue with the weird bulb in my 525 was getting it aligned the right way and sealed from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
Mud season here, too. My backyard looks like a...

Mud season here, too. My backyard looks like a battlefield just from the dog running around. My field crews don't even think about pulling a truck off the pavement right now. And I just about got the...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By Grreatdog
Politics aside, I haven't had any issues once I...

Politics aside, I haven't had any issues once I converted everything over and learned to not just dump Stabil in a gas can and forget about it for several months. I did get phase separation in my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15,757
Views: 871,420
Posted By Grreatdog
So, apparently, you have been to the Yamaha...

So, apparently, you have been to the Yamaha dealer here.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Grreatdog
I can't tell any difference between the original...

I can't tell any difference between the original Cyclops that was in my MXC200 and the current model in my EXC525. Both are too damned eye searing to look at.

The Cyclops in my MXC200 survived...
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